Canadian Solar's 5GW Wafer Plant: Thailand-bound
- Canadian Solar is investing in the US and Southeast Asia, with a new 5 GW solar wafer production unit in Thailand set to be operational by March 2021. Wafers to be used in the Indiana cell plant by 2025. US investment also includes a module assembly plant in Texas and a 1 GWh DC project in Arizona.
Canadian Solar, a solar manufacturer, is set to introduce a 5 GW solar wafer production unit in Chonburi, Thailand. The manufacturing facility, which will produce N-type wafers, will be operational by March 2021. These wafers will then be used in Canadian Solar's 5 GW cell plant in Jeffersonville, Indiana, by 2025. The Indiana cell unit is part of Canadian Solar's larger investment in the US, including a module assembly plant located in Mesquite, Texas. In addition to the US, Canadian Solar has a presence in China, Brazil, Canada, Thailand, and Vietnam. Recently, e-STORAGE, an arm of Canadian Solar Inc., received a supply and integration contract for 1 GWh DC in Arizona. The project has a rated capacity of 200 MW and an aggregate storage of 800 MWh AC capacity.
When Will Canadian Solar's 5GW Solar Wafer Unit Open?
- The solar wafer production unit in Chonburi, Thailand, is expected to be operational by March 2021.
- The 5 GW cell plant in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is planned to be up and running by 2025.
- Canadian Solar has an international presence, with facilities located in China, Brazil, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, and the US.
- The company recently received a contract for a 1 GWh DC in Arizona, with a rated capacity of 200 MW and an aggregate storage of 800 MWh AC capacity.
- Canadian Solar's investment in the US also includes a module assembly plant in Mesquite, Texas.